March 11, 2020
Driving home from the hospital, after a successful procedure (the doc is calling dad his “miracle patient”) I am distracted by the “big city” glow of Otsego and Plainwell. It must be all the big box stores on the M89 strip – and it can be seen on the drive north out of town? It seems oddly bright and out of proportion – and is really more indicative of the absolute darkness of the surrounding areas. A lack of streetlights, outdoor house lighting and overall traffic mean the sky is simply dark at night, unlike the surroundings that I normally call home.